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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Critical Functions & Security of the Health Sector

Transformation through Collaboration: Preparing the Health Sector to Protect the Nation

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November 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM -4:00 PM EDT


Welcome to Week 1 of the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector 2020 Fall Virtual Engagement Series! Join representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to discuss what the National Critical Functions are and how they apply to the HPH Sector, what has been learned throughout 2020 to inform future developments and utilization of these critical functions, in addition to an overview of how these defined functions enable the preparedness and response coordination efforts of the HPH Sector. Additionally, gain insight to how Biodefense and Biosecurity are defined in the Health Sector and who should be planning to ensure the greatest protection. An unclassified threat briefing will be included for participants to gain a high level understanding of the current threat landscape faced by the HPH Sector.

Session Speakers Include:

  • Ethan Bodzin, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, Intelligence Research Specialist, Indications, Watch & Warning Branch

  • Stephen Curren, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, National Risk Management Center

  • Reuven Pasternak, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, National Risk Management Center

  • Michael Walter, Department of Homeland Security, Center for Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Laura Wolf, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (Moderator)

 

  • This page last reviewed: December 04, 2020